Puppy Mill Petition Results: You Spoke, and We Delivered!

Yesterday we delivered the results of our recent petition to the White House, urging President Biden to direct the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) do its job and protect dogs in puppy mills. This call to action comes to President Biden as the USDA has struggled to adequately respond to one of the most egregious examples of puppy mill […]

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On the Scene: Animals Rescued from Neglect

On Thursday, September 16, the ASPCA assisted the Caruthersville Police Department with the rescue of 20 animals from filthy, unsafe conditions in southeast Missouri. In the care of the ASPCA, these dogs will receive the medical treatment and behavioral work they need to aid in their recovery and prepare them for adoption.  The ASPCA depends on support from generous friends […]

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A Pup for the Pandemic and Beyond

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Nicola R. was on her second hopeful visit to the Humane Society of Charlotte (HSC) when she spotted Stout, a five-month-old Australian Shepherd-mix, and his brother Hank playing in a pen. “I’ve always had shelter dogs and wanted to adopt again,” says Nicola, a bank technology expert who has been working from home since last […]

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Overland Park, Kansas, Overturns 30-Year Pit Bull Ban

We have great news for Kansan dogs and people! The City Council of Overland Park, Kansas, made history yesterday when its members voted unanimously to repeal the city’s dog breed ban, overturning a 30-year-old policy barring residents from owning pit bull dogs. Overland Park is Kansas’ second-largest city with more than 200,000 residents. We applaud Councilmembers Holly Grummert and Paul […]

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Three Ways to Help Farm Animals in Honor of National Farm Animal Awareness Week

The overwhelming majority of Americans agree that animals raised for food deserve to live free from abuse and cruelty. Yet in the United States, 95% of land animals raised for food are reared in factory farms—industrial facilities that house hundreds or even thousands of farm animals in intensive confinement. Animals on factory farms suffer in inhumane, overcrowded unsanitary conditions, often […]

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How You Can Prepare Your Pets for Disaster Season

Disaster can strike at any moment, and in some parts of the country, it already has. September marks National Disaster Preparedness Month, and to help keep you and your pets safe, we urge all pet parents to stay prepared for disaster season.  Creating a “go bag” filled with emergency items is the best way to remain prepared and be able […]

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What Is Ivermectin?

Ivermectin has been more commonly discussed recently, causing an uptick in interest in the veterinary drug. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) has put together some information to keep you informed and able to keep your pets healthy, happy and safe. Read more to see what it’s used for and what can happen if your pet gets into it. […]

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Saylor Weathers the Storm and Finds Her Safe Haven

In September 2017, Hurricane Irma came barreling toward the United States. In an effort to evacuate all displaced pets and animals from shelters in the path of the storm, the ASPCA deployed in South Carolina, Florida and Georgia.  Due to the size of the storm, the ASPCA National Field Response (NFR) team worked in conjunction with the ASPCA Relocation team […]

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Common Toxins for Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians

When it comes to our not-so-furry friends, including birds, reptiles and amphibians, it’s important to know that they face different everyday toxins and dangers than our furrier friends, like cats and dogs. To ensure you have the knowledge to keep ALL of your pets safe, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) complied this list of common hazardous items for […]

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